Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology Residents

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First-Year

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Cheryl

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Cheryl Claunch, M.D.

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Hometown: Falfurrias, Texas
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, trail running, and spending time with my family

Piyush

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Piyush Pathak, M.D.

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Hometown: Weslaco, Texas
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine
Hobbies: Running, biking, travel, museums, podcasts/audiobooks, chess and guitar

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Second-Year

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Lucas

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Lucas Sapienza, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Medical School: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Hobbies: Running, soccer, playing the piano and bass

Juston

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Justin Thomas, M.D.

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Hometown: Carrollton, Texas
College/University: Southern Methodist University
Medical School: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Hobbies: Spending time with wife, pretending to play guitar, road trips, eating, hiking when there’s a chance of elevation gain, and reminiscing.

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Third-Year

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Now

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Now Bahar Alam, M.D.

Item Definition

Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
College/University: Arizona State University
Medical School: University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Hobbies: Running, reading, high intensity interval training, spending time with family

Daniel

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Daniel Brunnhoelzl, M.D.

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Hometown: Palmer, Alaska
College/University: University of Alaska - Anchorage
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Hobbies: Travel, Fitness/Wellness, Snowboarding

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Chief Residents

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Gyujae

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Gyujae “Jay” Choi, M.D.

Item Definition

Hometown: Eugene, Ore.
College/University: University of Pennsylvania
Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine
Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Hiking, Travel, Eating

Shraddha

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Shraddha “Diya” Dalwadi, M.D.

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Hometown: Cleveland, Texas
College/University: Texas A&M University
Medical School: Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
Hobbies: Technical dance, live music, CrossFit, yoga, traveling, painting, hiking, photography, cooking, reading